FBI Oklahoma City
Press Office
March 12, 2021

FBI Oklahoma City Stands Ready to Address Increased Caseload

OKLAHOMA CITY—Thursday’s Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals’ ruling ultimately resulted in the expansion of federal jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by Indians or upon Indian victims in the territorial boundaries of the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations. “The FBI is committed to ensuring justice for all victims” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Melissa Godbold. “It’s through our partnerships with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies that we’ll continue to expand our Safe Trails Task Forces and stand ready to serve the people of Oklahoma.”